I love an easy dinner recipe, like this crockpot chicken cacciatore that just takes 10 minutes to prep.! Seriously, it’s so easy and even the kids gobble this one up! It is an inexpensive crockpot meal and quite healthy too incorporating chicken and veggies that cook down and get nice and soft in the process. Perfect over rice, I bet all of you will love this meal too. Here’s how you make one of our favorite crockpot recipes.
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Have you ever made chicken cacciatore?? Well my mom used to when I was younger, but from scratch. Ok, so I don’t have time to do the from scratch thing usually during the week, so using the flavors and ingredients she used but in a much simpler form here’s an easy crockpot chicken cacciatore recipe! Let me know what you think. 😉
Literally this is all you need, and maybe some rice if you want to serve it over that when it’s done….that is what we do. It doesn’t matter what brand spaghetti sauce you use. Choose whatever (I’m all about what is on sale), just stay away from meat flavor. I tend to choose garlic based, or mushroom and prefer a thicker version but like I said I usually buy what’s on sale and use whatever is in my cupboard. 2 large chicken breasts will do and will feed the 5 of us. I also add mushrooms but prefer to keep them a bit more turgid so I want until the last hour to add those (you can omit those if you prefer).
Crockpot chicken cacciatore
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 jar spaghetti sauce
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1/2 onion
- 1 container mushrooms
- 1.5 c. uncooked rice + 3 c. water - serve over - optional
- Place chicken breasts (not frozen) on bottom of crockpot. Pour jar of spaghetti sauce on top. Pour about 3/4 c. water into jar and swish around to get rest of sauce out of jar and pour that into crockpot as well. Slice bell pepper, dice onion, and put into crockpot. Add minced garlic if you wish. Stir just a bit but keep chicken on bottom and covered with sauce. Cook for 5 hrs on low. Add mushrooms that have been rinsed and quartered into crockpot, stir slightly. Cook on low for an additional hour or cook on high for 2 hours, add mushrooms and cook for an additional hour. Serve over rice.
If you are busy like we are these quick crockpot meals are lifesavers! I use mine at least once a week if not more and have several sizes. I use my large crockpot (affiliate link) for this and many of our other favorites like our crockpot chicken noodle soup that’s amazing too!
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